I've been car free for a year now. Last summer I took off on to tour along the Mississippi, and across MO. I decided to come home when I got to KC and Joplin had been hit by the tornadoes. Since coming home it's been difficult finding work, other than part time. I get a strange look from perspective employers when I share that I am car free. "Well what are you going to do in the winter?" I'LL RIDE MY BIKE.
When did this become a problem? I am asked or told that part of the job is having reliable transportation. As far as I have experienced a bicycle is pretty reliable. I have commuted 25 miles in -5F, and had fellow employees not show up because their cars wouldn't start.
What have been your answers to this question? Is there still this idea that a bike is really "toy" and can't be depended on?
I'd like to get out of working a convenience store, it'd be nice if I the bike shop I worked at could offer more hours.